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Juvenile Pine Woods Tree Frog, Hyla femoralis in the pine flatwoods at a known Flatwoods Salamander site in the Florida panhandle. #flatwoods #Hyla #Hylafemoralis #Hylidae

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#FreeRangeFrogs Red-eyed Leaf Frog, Agalychnis callidryas from the Bijagual region of Costa Rica. This is one of the animals recently released into the Conservatory. It's exciting to see them out and exploring their new habitat. They are virtually invisible during the day unless you look for them just after the Conservatory is watered. #Agalychniscallidryas #Agalychnis #Phyllomedusinae #Hylidae

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Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander, Ambystoma bishopi today at Eglin Air Force Base. Not the greatest picture but I was so jazzed to see this lovely lady, with the rest of the Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Team. All these reasons lately have brought them out to the breeding ponds. #EndangeredSpecies #Endangered #Ambystoma #Ambystomatidae #Ambystomabishopi #Ambystomacingulatum #amphibian #AmphibianConservation

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I had a great time today at Kavarna talking about our urban amphibians. It was a great crowd at a great venue ... Here is one of my favorite species, also native to metro Atlanta - the Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum. One of the three species of the #Ambystomatidae we have inside the 285 perimeter. #Ambystomaopacum #Ambystoma #MarbledSalamander #UrbanAmphibians #AmphibianMonitoring #MAAMP

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The Eyelash Marsupial Frog, Gastrotheca cornuta from #Panama. One of the species rescued from a chytrid fungus outbreak in Central Panama back in 2005. Our amphibian conservation program was the first to breed this species in captivity, and its truly an amazing thing to witness. The male fertilizes the eggs and inserts then into a pouch on the female's back. She carries them until development is complete and baby frogs crawl out her back. #Gastrothecacornuta #Gastrotheca #Hemiphractidae #DirectDevelopment #frogPOD #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred #Chytrid #ChytridFungus

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An Amazing Venomous Snake Graphic Resource from Elizabeth Nixon

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I loved this graphic so much I asked Liz if we could publish it on here on the frog blog. Snake myths have been coming u a lot lately on social media and I wanted to provide this excellent resource for addressing these myths —remember, if you have been bitten by a venomous snake, you probably deserved it. Liz is an amazingly talented illustrator, UGA graduate and former member of the UGA Herpetological Society. Click here to see more of her incredible work.

The critically endangered Black-eyed Leaf Frog, Agalychnis moreletii.

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Another incredible #phyllomedusine from Costa Rica. #Agalychnismoreletii #Agalychnis #Phyllomedusinae #LeafFrog

Blackworms, Lumbriculus variegatus and almost 20 other species of invertebrates make up our live food diet for the endangered frogs and salamanders in our amphibian conservation collections.

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These tasty little worms are offered to Frosted Flatwoods Salamanders (Ambystoma cingulatum), and gobbled right up. We currently culture 2 species of flight-less fruit fly, 4 species of roach, 3 species of isopod, 3 species of annelid, and we receive 17,000 crickets in the mail every other week from @premiumcrickets Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm #livefood #invertebrates #lumbriculusvariegatus #Blackworms #Ambystoma #Ambystomatidae #Ambystomacingulatum #AmphibianConservation

Agalychnis annae, the Blue-sided Leaf Frog from Costa Rica.

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Such an amazing and spectacularly colored species. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with them thanks to the generosity of @adamwbland and the Vivarium at the Manchester Museum. The Blue-sided, out Yellow-eyed Leaf Frog is critically endangered with numbers still declining in the wild. Several months ago we had an international collaborative phyllomedusine (and Anotheca) exchange with the Vivarium and look forward to working with them more in the future. #Agalychnis #Agalychnisannae #Phyllomedusinae #LeafFrog #CaptiveBreeding #CaptiveBred

Amphibian Identification Workshop this SUNDAY @ Kavarna in Oakhurst

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Green and Black Poison Frog, Dendrobates auratus on a begonia leaf in the Costa Rica display.

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One of the shyest in the Dendrobatidae, D. auratus spends a lot of time just out of sight. We have 10 of them on exhibit, though so you can usually see a few of these beautiful frogs at any time. #Dendrobatesauratus #Dendrobatidae #Dendrobates #PoisonFrog

A great article on toxins — venom vs poison; Batesian vs Mullerian mimicry and other tales of toxicity (by Andrew Durso)

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